Evergreens II 1 Magpies Ladies IV 2

Martin and Acock Norfolk Women's LeagueDivision OneEvergreens II 1 Magpies Ladies IV 2SECOND placed Magpies went into their game against Evergreens looking to continue their good form to put pressure on the league leaders.

Martin and Acock Norfolk Women's League

Division One

Evergreens II 1 Magpies Ladies IV 2

SECOND placed Magpies went into their game against Evergreens looking to continue their good form to put pressure on the league leaders. The away side started well, Treacle Snelling, Tracy Reeve and Becky Ford in the midfield controlling the game, playing the ball up to the forward line, and enjoying the majority of possession in the Evergreens' defending third.


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A spell of continued pressure from Magpies ended with a slick reserve stick pass from Laura Schultheiss through to centre forward Kay Dennis to score the opening goal, slotting the ball past the Evergreens' keeper. The away side continued to dominate the play and created more chances but were unable to extend their lead.

The second half was more evenly contested, with the Evergreens' midfield showing their strength through the middle of the park, putting pressure on the away side's defence who had to make several last ditch clearances; Georgina Scott at the heart of the Magpies' defence making some brilliant tackles and crucial interceptions.

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The home side got a well deserved equaliser midway through the half, a cracking strike straight from a short corner. Magpies didn't let their heads go down, and fought hard for the winner, but as the umpire signalled two minutes left it looked as though the points would be shared.

However, Magpies were not going to give up, and they attacked the Evergreens' goal, searching for the winner, and it finally came in the last minute, a good ball from Liz Cole to Magpies captain Tracy Reeve on the edge of the D, who hit home; an awesome goal, brilliantly displaying Magpies' will to win.

It was a crucial, well-battled victory for Magpies in their search for promotion.

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